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Southern Soaring

Omarama 9448, New Zealand
03 438 9600
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Ranked #5 of 7 Attractions in Omarama
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Wow, this was just fantastic, we were passing through on our way to Wanaka and saw the signs for this, it was a beautiful day and we thought 'why not' - it was not expensive and they are a very professional, friendly company. We were lucky that they could fit us in straight away as it was first thing in... More

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

You must have some stomach, but soaring in a glider is a remarkable experience. I was there with my husband in January and everyone was sooooo attentive and nice that I even considered to take some classes and become a pilot. I did the half-hour flight in January and got to see all Omarama valley and glaciers. It's unique: peaceful... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

A glider flight has been a long held wish and I was given a trial flight as a gift. My appreciation of the professionalism of the pilot (Philip), the incredible views and the fun of taking the controls myself were only offset by being uncomfortably airsick. I was overdressed and too hot and a few air bumps and circling in... More

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Broomfield, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

I've been a licensed glider pilot since 1972 and once owned a commercial glider school in the mountains of Colorado, so please believe me when I tell you that a gliding excursion in Omarama with Southern Soaring/Glide Omarama is the best there is. The best pilots, the best gliders, the best scenery and the the best soaring conditions: it's that... More

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Hong Kong
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21 reviews 21 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Omarama is well known to glider pilots the world over. It has been a personal dream to fly here one day and that day came in late Dec 2011. Weather conditions were perfect for thermals and by cloud hopping, my skillful pilot was able to get us up to 12,000 ft. The views of the southern alps and lakes were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

What can I really say? Absolute professionalism, pilots way more qualified than they need to be to do this (Ash - you're a legend), and quite a reasonable price considering what you're getting to do. The guy before me was a commercial pilot, and he came down with a massive grin. If he's impressed, wouldn't you be? It is peaceful,... More

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

While looking for flights around Mt Cook at the Lake Tepako tourist office we noticed a brochure on gliding. Thinking it would be much quiter and more personal than flying we went ahead and booked up. It turned out to be fantanstic and the best activity we did while in NZ for 3 weeks! My wife and I went up... More

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